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Home | Tag Archives: El Paso International Airport (ELP)

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El Paso International Airport To Begin Landscape Improvement Project

On Tuesday city officials announced that, El Paso International Airport awarded a construction contract for the Airport Terminal Landscape Architectural Lighting Project as part of efforts to “promote the visual image of the city.”

“El Paso International Airport is a gateway to the city as well as a major economic driver, last year nearly three million passengers passed through our terminal and we want to ensure that the first and last impression of the city is a phenomenal one so we are taking great care to improve the ambiance and curb appeal of the airport,” said Monica Lombrana, A.A.E., Managing Director of Aviation and International Bridges.

The project scope includes new sidewalks, walkways, as well as a new plaza that will provide a pedestrian connection between the terminal building and the surrounding hotels and restaurants.

The project will incorporate color changing, programmable LED lights into the landscaping and terminal building. “El Paso Passage” a public art piece designed by Bill FitzGibbons, which consists of color changing lights will be installed beneath the Airway overpass as a part of this project.

El Paso City Council approved awarding contract to Jordan Foster Construction, LLC. The project will consist of new landscaping and lighting improvements beginning at the intersection of Montana and Airway and continuing along and around Terminal Drive loop.

The contract awarded to Jordan Foster Construction, LLC is valued at $7.5 million. The design team was headed by Meridian Greenworks, LLC.  The work is a part of the Airport’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) originally approved in 2016.

Funding for this project comes from the Airport’s enterprise fund.

Allegiant announces new, nonstop flights from El Paso to Las Vegas, San Diego

The City of El Paso announced  Tuesday that Allegiant Airlines will provide nonstop flights from El Paso International to Las Vegas and San Diego starting in May.

The new flights will each operate twice weekly between El Paso International Airport (ELP) to McCarran International Airport (LAS) and San Diego International Airport (SAN).

“We are very excited to add El Paso to our network and to give travelers from western Texas an ultra-low-cost option to visit Las Vegas and San Diego,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant senior vice president of planning. “These two nonstop flights will launch just in time for spring travel to these renowned destinations. Allegiant is dedicated to offering travelers the lowest possible fares and the best deals on vacation packages.”

Nonstop, year-round service from the El Paso International Airport to Las Vegas and San Diego begins May 6th. In a release to the media, the company has fares to both cities starting as low as $39; with specific details as to flight days, times and the lowest fares available on their website, Allegiant.com

“We are extremely pleased that Allegiant will provide passengers with low-cost, nonstop flight options to and from Las Vegas, as well as two nonstop flights per week to and from San Diego,” said Monica Lombraña, director of aviation, El Paso International Airport.

Lombraña added, “The addition of another airline at El Paso International Airport serves the city’s strategic goal of creating an environment conducive to strong, sustainable economic development by growing the core business of air transportation.”

According to their news release, Allegiant “offers a unique travel option to El Paso travelers. Focusing on low-cost leisure travel, the company provides customers with low base fares averaging nearly half of the cost of the average domestic round-trip fare. Allegiant’s innovative business model has allowed the company to grow from one aircraft and one route just over a decade ago, to providing convenient, affordable service in over 100 communities nationwide.”

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